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12 Months of Grateful – February

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This is the second month of my 12 Months of Grateful series. I have a few things I’d love to highlight for you!

I received my annual bonus and raise this month. It’s always a good thing to receive extra money, right? My manager said it wasn’t as high as he’d asked for, but I’m not complaining. It’s extra and… Well, I have a job. That’s always a good thing to be grateful for!

Months of Grateful

I signed on my first longer term client for my freelance business. I am very excited about this because it puts me closer to my dream of owning my own business and being able to travel the country while working from an RV in a few years.

For the first time in AGES, my sister and I hung out for an entire day, just doing crafts. Most of all, unplugged most of the day and enjoyed each other’s company while making something pretty. And bonus?  We didn’t want to kill each other by the end of that day! LOL.

I resumed selling on eBay again. Hoping to build up more inventory and have people come back to see what inventory I have on hand.

When the teen felt like it, we spent time together just hanging out and somewhat enjoying each other’s company. You know how that relationship goes! We last a few hours and then off to the bedroom rather than start to argue and back down in another couple of hours.

My other laptop froze up and was extremely slow.  Consequently, I broke down and purchased a new laptop. I purchased the Lenovo Ideapad 310The fan kept going, even with one browser running. Because of its advanced age of 6 or 7 years old, it was time. But I did try to fix it first. I will use it for my book for now, and my new one I’ll use for my business. But I absolutely love the Lenovo! It’s faster and doesn’t take me forever to get my work done.  I will purchase the new Microsoft Office package in a few months :). Getting used to Windows 10 is taking a little time. As well as that smaller shift button on the right side of the keyboard!

Learning to live and love life again is going well. I have still been hanging out with friends as well. Trying not to get back into that easy rut of staying home. But, with that said, between working with my new client and writing my book?  Consequently, it’s SO easy to get busy and stay home more.

What happened this past month that you were grateful for?

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  1. Alli Smith

    Hanging out with my sister is always fun. We live a long way from each other and we’ll be spending a week together in March. I’m so excited. I love how you said you and your sister spent the day together without wanting to kill each other. That’s sister love! Glad you received a bonus and a raise. Congrats!

  2. Christy Maurer

    I love that you have a goal in mind to travel in an RV. That would be great. This month I’m grateful that we’ve had some warmer weather than normal!
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  3. candy

    Always nice to be appreciated. Isn’t it great to hang out with your sister or any family just doing fun stuff and enjoying the day.

  4. Ayesha

    This is such a sweet series of being grateful for little things. Im grateful for having my family around me. Me, my husband and my kids being healthy and happy.

  5. lisa

    Extra money and a job these days are things to be grateful for! And getting a day to hang out with family and unplug is always special!

  6. Heidi Dee

    I think that would be incredible to travel the country in an RV! Good luck with your goals!

  7. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    It sounds like you had a productive month. Congratulations on signing your first long term client.

  8. Cacinda

    Sounds like some awesome changes! Congrats on the client and I am sure you will put that computer to good use.

  9. krystal

    I love that your post was all about being grateful and focusing on the positives. Just simple things like remembering to be grateful for a job can make all the difference.

  10. Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)

    It is so important to be grateful. I need to do more of that. Congrats on many things, including the raise! Yay!

  11. Sapana V

    Congratulations, it is an achievement. Extra money is always welcome.
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  12. Angelic Sinova

    Hooray on receiving your annual bonus and raise this month, that would definitely make me happy! In February I was grateful for my sister getting her dream job!

  13. Chubskulit Rose

    Last month was okay for me. I am grateful that none in my family got sick.

  14. Mimi Green

    Crafting is something that bonds my sister and I together. We are far apart in age and don’t share a lot of common interest.

  15. jared's mum

    Sounds like you had quite a lovely February, indeed, more reasons to be grateful for! I try to keep up with attitude of gratitude by making my Thankful Thursday posts on Instagram but I have yet to get around to posting them on my blog along with my list. I sure hope I can find the time to write them soon.

  16. Fi Ni Neachtain

    This is a great idea for a series. Being grateful is so important. It sounds like February had a lot of positives for you.


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